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Devaka Cooray

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Devaka started programming with Pascal and BASIC languages when he was 13, and he has been coding with Java since 2003. Devaka got his bachelor's in computer science from the University of Moratuwa, and currently holds SCJP, SCWCD, and SCBCD certifications. He is mostly known as the author of ExamLab , which is a popular exam simulator for SCJP certification.
When he is not wrangling with his JavaEE and enterprise projects, he likes to play with sneaky web application security stuff.
More about Devaka can be found at his website http://www.devakacooray.com/
Devaka was made a Bartender in 2010, was promoted to Sheriff in 2015 , and was made a Marshal in 2015 Email
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
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Recent posts by Devaka Cooray

When you go to this page https://coderanch.com/forums (without going through javaranch.com) do you still get that error?
1 week ago
  • Devaka - dilithium crystal calibration
  • Devaka - shark tank trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Devaka - Maintain correct cases with autolinks
  • Devaka - Fix the leaderboard layout which was broken when not logged in
  • Devaka - strengthen the intensity of main ultrasonic transducers
  • Devaka - undocked the command module from the secret mission module
  • Devaka - corrected a 5.39x10⁻⁴⁴ seconds offset found in the main atomic clock
  • Devaka - removed the dead tribbles from shuttle pod 7
  • Devaka - shielded the primary shuttle from the messier 83 gamma ray burst
  • Devaka - temporary jump jets added to escape pod 7
  • Devaka - Fix bug where the forum pagination was hiding some topics
  • Liutauras - connect the lightning rod to the top of the clock tower
  • Liutauras - clean up the broken indium phosphide crystals
  • Liutauras - fine-tune the lorentz force in the main z-pinch system
  • Devaka - clean out the kraken cave
  • Devaka - bring the flux capacitor online
  • Devaka - Improve CSRF prevention.
1 week ago
Here is a list of new features that we deployed with our latest release of the coderanch.com forum software:

  • Liutauras - bring the flux capacitor online
  • Liutauras - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Liutauras - primary weapon made 4% more efficient
  • Devaka - reset the dart launchers in the cave labyrinth
  • Devaka - improve the water cooling system
  • Devaka - Include javascript in the full screen mode of threads
  • Devaka - added to level 5 diagnostic for long range sensors
  • Devaka - robot goat army finally has actual targeting so THAT won't happen again
  • Liutauras - fishing the gross goo out of the carbonite freezer after a boo-boo
  • Devaka - shielded the primary shuttle from the messier 83 gamma ray burst
  • Devaka - connect more solar cells to the undervolt main B bus
  • Devaka - Improve title of premium thread options
  • Devaka - alligator pit trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - Fix bug where book reviews didn't show up on the scavenger hunt list for non staff users
  • Devaka - refilled the main beta particle emitter with copper-64 isotope
  • Devaka - removed the dead tribbles from shuttle pod 7
  • Devaka - lava routed to a lower level, opening up three more bunk rooms for henchmen
  • Devaka - remove background around merit badges
1 month ago
  • Devaka - replace electrodes of the gridded ion thruster
  • Devaka - Fix bug where the "add another file" button didn't work on mobile view
  • Devaka - Fix bug where deleting a purple mooseage from the mobile view switches the user to the desktop view
  • Jeanne - connect more solar cells to the undervolt main B bus
  • Jeanne - refill the main wetwell suppression pools
  • Jeanne - cow poll bug fix: clearing your cow votes was wiping out people's choice votes
  • Jeanne - cow poll bug fix: clear was showing on answers with zero votes
  • Jeanne - cow poll bug fix: voting last cow wasn't working
  • Jeanne - cow poll bug fix: sort order was not correct for all options
  • Jeanne - reworked the AI of HAL 9000
  • Jeanne - only show as winner/leader of cow poll if votes have been cast
  • Jeanne - fix cow poll in mobile view
  • Jeanne - fix cow poll votes for pie users
  • Jeanne - refill lithium deuteride in the external pulsed plasma propulsion
  • Devaka - strengthen the intensity of main ultrasonic transducers
  • Devaka - cleaned that weird goo out of transporter room 2
  • Devaka - connect the lightning rod to the top of the clock tower
  • Devaka - Show merit badges even when there is no signature
  • Devaka - Use shorter URL for merit badges
1 month ago
Here's what's new in the latest version of the forum software we just deployed!

  • Devaka - Avoid smilies showing up in unintended places
  • Devaka - refill the main wetwell suppression pools
  • Devaka - removed the dead tribbles from shuttle pod 7
  • Devaka - replaced some of the polymer solar cells with organic solar cells
  • Devaka - remove mobile links from sitemaps
  • Devaka - Make /mobile links do 301 redirects
  • Devaka - Users can log in using their secondary email addresses
  • Devaka - shark tank trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - completed another round of 3C273 quasar flyby
  • Devaka - fine-tune the lorentz force in the main z-pinch system
  • Devaka - Fix incorrect pagination on wiki threads and malformed post URLs
  • Devaka - Make "forget password" feature work with secondary emails
  • Devaka - more quantum detectors installed to capture remote brainstem activities
  • Devaka - fishing the gross goo out of the carbonite freezer after a boo-boo
  • Devaka - refilled the main beta particle emitter with copper-64 isotope
  • Devaka - boost the main engine thrust by a magnitude of 3.14
  • Devaka - electricity made 178% efficient by replacing fluorescent bulbs with incandescent bulbs in cabin 12
  • Devaka - fix the broken vacuum beam lines in the primary electrostatic nuclear accelerator
  • Devaka - connect more solar cells to the undervolt main B bus
  • Devaka - alligator pit expansion
  • Devaka - Change the "advertise" link
  • Devaka - temporary jump jets added to escape pod 7
  • Devaka - Fix DX5 spacing in mobile view
  • Devaka - Fix email ads where no description was shown
  • Devaka - Support CMYK encoding on JPEGs
  • Devaka - Direct the user to enter their current password when attempting to change email without entering the password
  • Devaka - improve the water cooling system
  • Devaka - dilithium crystal calibration
  • Devaka - Allow users to switch a secondary email to primary email
  • Devaka - corrected a 5.39x10⁻⁴⁴ seconds offset found in the main atomic clock
  • Devaka - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Devaka - thinking cap rebuilt to use batteries instead of gasoline
2 months ago
I want to add that anyone who wishes to advertise on coderanch with our thread boost stuff can get a thread like this for free.
2 months ago
I made that thread. For jetbrains.

If you or anyone else wants to advertise on coderanch with a thread like that (or in any other fashion), please feel free to email me:
2 months ago
We just deployed a new release of the forum software, with these changes:

  • Devaka - lava routed to a lower level, opening up three more bunk rooms for henchmen
  • Devaka - reworked the AI of HAL 9000
  • Devaka - bring the flux capacitor online
  • Devaka - clean up the broken indium phosphide crystals
  • Devaka - Custom titles override user ranking.
  • Devaka - Show a "staff" icon next to staff users
  • Devaka - Make the bookmark window open with correct window size
  • Devaka - primary weapon made 4% more efficient
  • Devaka - thinking cap rebuilt to use batteries instead of gasoline
  • Devaka - connect the lightning rod to the top of the clock tower
  • Devaka - Fix discrepancy of post counts on user profile and thread view
  • Devaka - Fix bug where two spaces after URL break the hyperlink
  • Devaka - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Devaka - electricity made 178% efficient by replacing fluorescent bulbs with incandescent bulbs in cabin 12
  • Devaka - Use black font for the title / rank of users on posts
  • Devaka - replace electrodes of the gridded ion thruster
  • Devaka - undocked the command module from the secret mission module
  • Devaka - Minor refinements for the user ledger page
2 months ago
Here's what's new in the latest version of the forum software that we just deployed to coderanch:

  • Jeanne - lava routed to a lower level, opening up three more bunk rooms for henchmen
  • Jeanne - corrected a 5.39x10⁻⁴⁴ seconds offset found in the main atomic clock
  • Devaka - Switch to recaptcha
  • Devaka - Increase padding around premium upgrade blocks
  • Devaka - Prevent autolinks from changing the case of the original phrase
  • Devaka - refill lithium deuteride in the external pulsed plasma propulsion
  • Devaka - strengthen the intensity of main ultrasonic transducers
  • Devaka - fishing the gross goo out of the carbonite freezer after a boo-boo
  • Frits - Fix the number of Cows in the profile page
  • Devaka - Fix the problem of different versions of jquery being loaded on some pages
  • Devaka - Make unauthenticated requests always show the new login/signup screen
  • Devaka - alligator pit trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - safety cover installed over self destruct button
  • Devaka - Change the wording on the "My Stuff" menu where it says "purchased/rented" on things I received as gifts
  • Devaka - reset the dart launchers in the cave labyrinth
3 months ago
  • Devaka - Smooth upload large files from another URL
  • Devaka - Include thread URL in emails about premium thread affiliation
  • Devaka - shielded the primary shuttle from the messier 83 gamma ray burst
  • Devaka - thinking cap rebuilt to use batteries instead of gasoline
  • Devaka - rewire cabin 12 to facilitate a hologram projector
  • Devaka - main engine reconnected to another electron pump
  • Devaka - shark tank trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - improve the water cooling system
  • Devaka - replaced some of the polymer solar cells with organic solar cells
  • Devaka - dilithium crystal calibration
  • Devaka - upgrade aft shields
  • Devaka - cleaned that weird goo out of transporter room 2
  • Devaka - improve the performance of distributed bragg reflector
  • Devaka - re-calibration of the carbonite freezer
  • Devaka - Show a confirmation step before accepting a premium thread gift
  • Devaka - donuts cleared out of torpedo tube 3 so we don't get ants
  • Devaka - Optimize date/time formats on posts to support daylight saving time.
  • Devaka - Fix line heights in premium thread upgrades page
  • Devaka - Improve wording in the email preferences page
  • Devaka - refilled the main beta particle emitter with copper-64 isotope
  • Devaka - undocked the command module from the secret mission module
  • Devaka - Improve the flow of the premium gift acceptance process
  • Devaka - Embed premium embed upgrade options inside the premium block
  • Devaka - Make email preference links shorter and contain tokens
  • Devaka - Discontinue the old view
  • Devaka - Ability to upgrade to premium thread gifts
3 months ago
Here is a list of new we features included in the latest version of the coderanch forum software:

  • Liutauras - refill the main wetwell suppression pools
  • Devaka - Fix bug where in DX5 US state selection didn't work properly
  • Devaka - alligator pit trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - Turn the black background of premium threads to white
  • Devaka - New and improved UI for premium blocks
  • Devaka - Further improve the UI of premium thread blocks
  • Devaka - Ability to buy premium thread gifts with pie
  • Devaka - Make "buy this as a gift" a checkbox.
  • Devaka - Optimize the new premium thread payment options for the full screen view
  • Devaka - fine-tune the lorentz force in the main z-pinch system
  • Devaka - Further improve the UI of premium thread blocks
  • Devaka - Show payment card icons at the bottom of the premium block (hot-patched to permies)
  • Devaka - Feature to specify additional payment options on premium threads
  • Devaka - Feature to list features for premium threads
  • Devaka - fishing the gross goo out of the carbonite freezer after a boo-boo
  • Devaka - safety cover installed over self destruct button
  • Devaka - Feature to configure secondary emails from the edit profile page.
  • Devaka - confirmation on thumbs down in mobile view
  • Devaka - Include "similar to" pages in sitemaps
  • Devaka - Improve general messages
  • Devaka - add one photon cannon to the runabout
  • Devaka - upgrade aft shields
  • Devaka - Fix bug where links to posts didn't properly work with the non-logged in view.
  • Jeanne - Remove google plus from promo announcement list since Google Plus going away
  • Devaka - re-calibration of the carbonite freezer
  • Devaka - Make premium tags work in a case-insensitive way
  • Devaka - Ability to upload large attachments in chunks
  • Devaka - Improve the UI of premium purchase options on smaller screens
  • Devaka - shark tank trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Jeanne - shark tank expansion
  • Devaka - Improve the UI of premium threads for smaller screens
  • Devaka - Ability to set captions for attachments when uploading from the new attachments interface
  • Devaka - donuts cleared out of torpedo tube 3 so we don't get ants
3 months ago
  • Devaka - reworked the AI of HAL 9000
  • Devaka - refill the main wetwell suppression pools
  • Devaka - Fix bug where email notifications on premium thread purchases mentioned a wrong thread
  • Devaka - alligator pit trap door mechanism adjustment
  • Devaka - Show thread boost pricing next to each option
  • Devaka - Thread boost emails show the number of views gained
  • Devaka - Thread boost feature to remove other auto-links from the boosted thread
  • Devaka - Thread boost feature to set a thread in full screen mode
  • Devaka - Thread boost feature to remove DX5 ads from the thread
  • Devaka - Thread boost feature to hard-code what appears at the bottom of the thread in DX1/DX5 space
  • Devaka - Hide the navigate-to-post link from non logged in users
  • Devaka - For non logged in users, staff names at the left edge are active only on the homepage
  • Devaka - Pie feature to watch certain words or phrases
  • Devaka - Show the total number of people with access to a private forum
  • Devaka - removed the dead tribbles from shuttle pod 7
  • Devaka - Feature to upgrade premium thread access
  • Devaka - thinking cap rebuilt to use batteries instead of gasoline
  • Devaka - Show unique clicks and solo clicks on banner tracker for DX5 ads
  • Devaka - fishing the gross goo out of the carbonite freezer after a boo-boo
  • Devaka - Fix bug where the sitemap XML was crashing
5 months ago
Here is a list of new stuff included in the latest update to the forum software.

  • Devaka - undocked the command module from the secret mission module
  • Devaka - thinking cap rebuilt to use batteries instead of gasoline
  • Devaka - bring the flux capacitor online
  • Devaka - alligator pit expansion
  • Liutauras - fine-tune the lorentz force in the main z-pinch system
  • Devaka - lava routed to a lower level, opening up three more bunk rooms for henchmen
  • Jeanne - refilled the main beta particle emitter with copper-64 isotope
  • Jeanne - connect the lightning rod to the top of the clock tower
  • Devaka - add one photon cannon to the runabout
  • Pie option to omit [Big Moose Saloon] from subject
  • Devaka - more quantum detectors installed to capture remote brainstem activities
6 months ago
Here's a list of new features included in the new forum software we just deployed on coderanch!

  • Devaka - refilled the main beta particle emitter with copper-64 isotope
  • Devaka - Fix bugs where DX1 ads were occasionally showing some errors
  • Devaka - Avoid including CSRF tokens in URLs.
  • Devaka - clean out the kraken cave
  • Devaka - found the droids we were looking for
  • Devaka - bring the flux capacitor online
  • Devaka - fix the broken vacuum beam lines in the primary electrostatic nuclear accelerator
  • Devaka - added to level 5 diagnostic for long range sensors
  • Devaka - temporary jump jets added to escape pod 7
6 months ago